Bhakti’s Outfits: Welcome Dinner (Yashodhara Boutique), Arpita Mehta (Mehndi), Dolly J (Sangeet, Wedding), Kamaali Couture (Reception)
Lakshay’s Outfits: Purushum, Kachins 44
MUA: Tejas Shah
Planners: The Banquet Company
Venue: Anantara and Avani Kalutara Resort, Srilanka
Bhakti and Lakshay’s destination wedding is one of the most fun weddings we have covered. Both Bhakti and Lakshay grew up in Dubai, a country with a large Indian diaspora. As destiny would have it, they bumped into each other and soon became friends. A romance followed. The rest as they say, is history. The tropical and relaxed ambiance of Sri Lanka led them to choose it as the location of their dream destination wedding.
Their wedding festivities unfolded in a leisurely and joyous manner, as they relished every moment with their close friends and family. The celebrations commenced with a lively mehndi ceremony by the poolside, where Bhakti made a delightful entrance accompanied by her adorable niece in coordinated outfits. Lakshay, accompanied by a group of spirited bongo players, added a lively touch to the celebration. As the day progressed, the event effortlessly transformed into a fun-filled pool party, offering a refreshing escape from the tropical heat of Sri Lanka. It was an absolute delight to capture the lively atmosphere and the joyous interactions of the guests.
The sangeet ceremony was a mesmerizing extravaganza. The evening commenced with a ring exchange, followed by captivating dance performances. As the night progressed, the celebration transformed into a dazzling party that continued well into dawn. The wedding rituals took place beneath a lush mandap, nestled within a picturesque lagoon-side lawn. Lakshay made a grand entrance, riding a cycle rickshaw surrounded by his exuberant baraatis. Bhakti on the other hand, was escorted by her loving brothers with a tropical phoolon-ki-chaddar. The couple exchanged vows under the starry sky, immersing themselves in traditional Sindhi rituals. The festivities concluded with an elegant black-tie reception, which spontaneously transformed into an enthralling karaoke and DJ night.
Bhakti and Lakshay reveled in the splendor of their own wedding, creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Witnessing the couple’s profound joy and capturing the essence of their celebration was an absolute pleasure for us. We wish Bhakti and Lakshay a lifetime of happiness, love, and cherished moments together.